Space Group Architects

London, United Kingdom
The members of Space Group Architects prefer to understand themselves as architectural scientists. - An office turned into a laboratory. Rather surprisingly Space Group’s present works have their roots combined in the past, such as forgotten methods, and in future technologies. This acquired knowledge is then applied to projects. The results vary from Carbon Nanotube structures (Tate in Space), inhabitable landscapes (The Green Knot), crystalline building envelopes and magnetic shifting surfaces (current research projects) to rammed earth offices (Benetton in Tehran), 100m tall wooden towers (The Green Knot), screens incorporating preserved plants (The Garden House), etc. Despite the modernistic and boundary pushing approach finished projects appear contextual and warm with the human scale in mind. Every project, built or un-built, follows a key-narrative that is identified at an early stage. Once it is found it is rolled out over the entire project no matter what scale. This enables an enforced design statement and ideas start to complement each other. These are the reasons why Space Group prefer to be involved in projects down to the last detail – from the urban context to the architectural space to the finishes and furniture. The key to Space Group Architect’s successful approach to architecture remains adaptable. There is a constant, unconstrained evolution whether it is through re-discovering historical techniques or researching, creating and testing new methods, radical ideas have their roots here. In the search for ever more sustainable solutions research becomes essential

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